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Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.

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The wheelchair accessible swing in A.J. Keast Park
13 November 2018

Council invites Expressions of Interest from people interested in being volunteer members of...

Santa
12 November 2018

Just a few more floats are needed to ensure the 2018 Christmas Pageant goes ahead.

A photographic negative is held down on a light table
12 November 2018

Broken Hill & Outback Archives has been awarded a $12,790 federal Community Heritage...

2 November 2018

A selection of prominent and passionate figures in the fight for water will address the...

Rocket wins playground showdown

Concept design for the Patton Park Rocket play equipment

The 'Rocket' has claimed a narrow victory over the 'Mars Lander' after the public voted on their preferred playground design for the Patton Park refurbishment.

The Mars Lander design took an early lead when a Facebook survey was launched on July 2, but nearly 400 kids took to the polls at schools, kindergartens, and day care centres in the city's South and pushed the Rocket to victory.

Tallying was completed this week, with the Rocket finishing on 266 votes, followed by the Mars Lander on 259 and the Castle on 98.

Indigenous books to mark NAIDOC Week

A selection of Indigenous Australian Picture Books

A new range of children’s Indigenous literature is about to hit the shelves of the Broken Hill City Library as part of NAIDOC week.

The new collection features stories suitable for all ages including titles such as ‘Sorry, sorry’ and ‘Stolen girl’ by a range of Indigenous authors including Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ros Moriary, Gregg Dreise, Renee Fogorty, and Bronwyn Houston.

Green light for Civic Centre

The Civic Centre steps at night

Council has been granted full occupation of the Civic Centre after the facility passed an inspection yesterday.

Mayor Darriea Turley said it was a great relief to have all major work completed after the project encountered numerous setbacks.

"When you undertake the renovation of a building of this size and age you expect a few problems, but I think it's fair to say that neither this administration nor the last could have envisioned the number of issues that have arisen during this project," she said.

Council to join in NAIDOC Week celebrations

NAIDOC 2017 flag raising ceremony

NAIDOC Week will be celebrated right across Council with several departments planning a range of activities for the community.

The week-long celebration acknowledges the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people.

This year's theme is "Because of her, we can!" which focuses on the active and significant roles ATSI women play - and have played - at the community, local, state and national levels.

Rocket to return?

Concept design for Patton Park including rocket

The iconic rocket could soon return to one of the city's parks, albeit in a more modern form.

Council recently went out to tender for play equipment designs for the Patton Park upgrade, and received seven responses.

The prospective designs were inspected by the Patton Village Committee at an engagement session with Council staff last week, with the Committee nominating their three preferred designs.

Council aiming to alleviate parking jam

New parking signs on Oxide Street

Council is looking to ease parking congestion and increase accessibility to shops by implementing temporary measures at the northern end of Argent Street.

The combined effect of the refurbishment of the West Darling Hotel, the temporary relocation of the YMCA into Oxide Street, and the relocation of businesses to that vicinity is currently placing extreme pressure on parking.

Wrap of June meeting

Operational Plan brings raft of changes

Councillors adopted the Draft Operational Plan 2018/2019, which includes the budget and fees and charges for the upcoming financial year. Some of the major outcomes of this Operational Plan are:

Volunteers’ time to shine

2017 Volunteer awards

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the tireless work of local volunteers by nominating them in the upcoming Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards

Nominations are now open for the Awards, which will recognise outstanding volunteers, groups and organisations that give their time to improve Broken Hill and the lives of its residents.

Nominees must be current or recently retired volunteers, or not-for-profit organisations or groups

Perilya briefs Council on mining future

Perilya

The expected life of the city's mining industry has always been a compelling issue, and last night Councillors got the facts on Perilya's operations from its General Manager, Bruce Byrne.

Mr Byrne addressed Councillors and Council's Executive on Perilya's future, and provided background on the company's Southern and Potosi operations, along with the proposed North Mine reopening.

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